My name is Lily-Sue, but my mummy calls me Munchkin (or 'Munch' for short!) I am 8 years old, and this is where my mummy will help me write all about all the fun things we do together. I hope you enjoy reading about the adventures of my mummy and me, Munchkin, with the occasional appearance from the siblings - Beastie and Plumlet.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

#Blogtober17 Day 1: All About Me!

This is Me!

#Blogtober17 Day 1

A whole post, all about me?! I don't think that is actually something you will find anywhere else on this blog! Why? Because I'm just not that interesting, that's why! To be honest, I struggle with the confidence to write about many things here, purely because I don't believe anyone will want to read about it! So a whole blog post about me is not something I would normally dream of writing, but here it is.

This is me. Well, this is me and Munch, our first born. She has just turned 8 and was the reason for me starting this blog 6 years ago. I may have considered using a photo of just me for this post, but to be honest, I don't think there are any! I'm not a 'selfie' person, and am usually the first to duck away from the camera in an attempt to dodge the shot! Some would find this strange, considering my childhood as a photographer's daughter and my adult life being partner to one! But I suppose that the first fact about me - my face hates the camera ... or the camera hates my face ... whichever way you want to look at it!

So in honour of Blogtober 2017, a blog post for each and every day in October, here are some more facts, which you may (or may not!) wish to know about me.

I was born the eldest of three children - sister to two brothers. Born and raised in Essex, the (in)famous county in which I still live!

I am mum to 3 - Munch (8), Beastie (5) and Plumlet (3)

I became a mum for the first time, just after my 30th birthday.

After primary school, I went on to an all girls' convent school ... with a grand total of 1 nun on the teaching staff list!

I was a bit of a lover of school, although I don't think I totally realised it at the time. I stayed on after my GCSEs and sat A'Levels in English, Classics and Drama.

I spent 5 years at university in Twickenham, working towards my Bachelors Degree in Education Studies and English.

I spent a few years, utilising my qualification, teaching in a school for children with Special Educational Needs - probably the best job I have ever done!

I have a slight obsession with prisons and have a dream of visiting Alcatraz one day!

I am terrified of spiders, confined spaces, heights, surgical needles and I will immediately leave the room if anyone is biting the sleeve of their wooly jumper!

I had my first and only tattoo when I was 23 years old. The tattoo artist said at the time that he'd bet cold, hard cash he would never see me again ... he didn't. It bloody hurt!!

But ... I'd do childbirth all over again tomorrow!

I've written a children's book but am, for now, unpublished. A fact that will change!

My favourite foods are Chinese cuisine, my mum's cauliflower cheese and my dad's bubble & squeak!

After 12 and a half years together, The Man and I are finally getting married in April, 2018. We got together in 2005 after finding friendship in the workplace!

My favourite colour is purple.

I've only ever been to one live concert, and that was Lily Allen in 2006. I have, however, seen my fair share of characters on stage with a target audience of between 3-8 years old.

I'm a very emotional person - some say too emotional, and I hate confrontation.

I love to immerse myself in arts and craft, with a history of a number of 'experiments' to speak of ... some of the results are even still hanging in other people's homes!

Out of all the jobs I've done in my life, the best, by far, has been motherhood! However, as their day to day need for me becomes less and as each one starts school, I would love to make a full time living from my writing ... one way or another!

So, that's me. I did warn you I wasn't very interesting!

I'm looking forward to revealing more little snippets of my life, loves, hates and opinions as I delve deeper into Blogtober 2017. 

I'd love you all to stay with me for it!

This post has been written as part of the Blogtober17 linky. See more posts by clicking the badge above.


  1. I am so nervous about writing about myself too.
    So nice to read more about you...
    Good luck with Blogtober. x

  2. Aww its nice to find out some more facts about you my little buddy!! #Blogtober17 x

  3. I'm missing you loads! We must catch up very soon

    Emmy says hi to her special friends #blogtober

  4. Welcome to #Blogtober17, you are not boring at all, although I totally agree with you about not being in front of the camera, the older children make me now otherwise they said it would be like I never existed!!